Valentin Vasiliu

Valentin Vasiliu


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«scarpia was played and sung by valentin vasiliu with great vigor and delight. We believed him, as he proved up to the part with fine singing and acting, and commanding stagE presence the part requires. Fine job!» by P. Joseph wakovsky (2017)
«Valentin vasiliu possesed a golden voice»
The washington post by bob waters (2017)
«Valentin Vasiliu combined his commanding voice and his stage presence to create a figure who really fit the part of murdErous pIzzarro»
The chattanoogan by eva holder (2017)
2017Wagner: LohengrinFriedrich of Telramund
2017Puccini: Madama ButterflySharpless
2017Beethoven: FidelioDon Pizarro
2017Orff: Carmina BuranaBaritone
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniLeporello
2016Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaDon Bartolo
2015Puccini: ToscaIl Barone Scarpia
2014Verdi: OtelloIago
2014Puccini: La BohèmeSchaunard
2005Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2004Giordano: Andrea ChénierGérard
2001Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannLindorf/Coppélius/Mirakel/Dapertutto


Valentin Vasiliu -baritone- Is a native of Bucharest, Romania, where he graduated from the Music University of Bucharest, completing a Master Degree in vocal performance and pedagogy in 1991. He also studied for four semesters in the DMA program in voice performance at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. He made his operatic debut with the role of Schaunard in Puccini&rsquos La Boheme at the Romanian Opera in Cluj-Napoca in June of 1990, and followed by a decade of appearances on the opera and symphony stages in Europe, the U.S. and the Far East. He performed regularly with the National Opera Bucharest in roles as Germont in Verdi’s La traviata, Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen, Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Schaunard in La Boheme, and Peter in Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel. With the Wiennerkammeroper, Mr. Vasiliu toured Japan, South Korea, and China with the roles of Figaro in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Leporello in Don Giovanni. He made his company debut with The Washington Opera in 1999 as Count Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto. Valentin appeared as Jago in Otello and Schaunard in La Boheme in November 2014 , after his debut with George Enescu Symphony in Bucharest in Jesus am Oelberge, than two weeks later in Belshazzar's Feast and then as Herzog Blaubart in Bela Bartok's Blaubart's Burg in March and Moise au Sinai in April. Upcoming roles at Bucharest National Opera are Telramund in Lohengrin on February 2014 and March 1st, 2015, Scarpia in Tosca on March 20st and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly in May 2014 and March 29, 2015, another concert with Creon in Oedipus Rex in June 2015 , Baron Douphol in La traviata in Koppaberg, Sweden in August and First Apprentice in Wozzeck with Enescu Symphony in Enescu Festival, September 2015. Performances in 2013 scheduled for Valentin as Sharpless, and Scarpia in January, February and May with Bucharest National Opera and a world premiere of Tibet Impressions IV with Pitesti Symphony at Bucharest Radio Concert Hall, under baton of the composer, Maestro Jin Wang. In September 2013, Valentin appeared as Donner in Das Rheingold and Gunther in Gotterdammerung in a complete Ring, concert production of the George Enescu Festival under baton of Maestro Marek Janowsky, together with Berlin Rundfunk Symphony. In October 2013, Valentin performed the Verdi Reqviem in Timisoara as well as his debut as Jago in Otello, opening the season in a new production of Bucharest National Opera. Performances for Mr. Vasiliu in 2012, were in November and October as Telramund, in June, February and March as Scarpia in Tosca and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, September 2011 with the National Opera in Bucharest as Telramund in Wagner’s Lohengrin (Enescu Festival), also on December 3rd, and January 20th 2012 in Bucharest, than appearing in West Palm Beach Opera (Florida) Madama Butterfly production as Bonzo on December 16-19, 2011. In October 2011, returning as one of the artists of Bucharest National Opera. In 2010 Mr. Vasiliu performed Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, with Opera Las Vegas, where he appeared in concert as a soloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater and their Puccini 150th Anniversary Concerts during the 2008-2009 season. He sang the role of Vittelius in the Romanian Radio Symphony broadcast of Massenet’s Herodiade in 2009, and for the Palm Beach Cancer Society Gala. Between August 2006 and September 2008 Mr. Vasiliu held a full time teaching position as choir and strings orchestra teacher in public schools in Las Vegas, NV. Twice in February 2006 he performed the role of Germont in Verdi’s La traviata in Waterbury, CT under the baton of Anton Coppola, following in March an appearance as Sharpless in “Madama Butterfly” in Bucharest, Romania, and then returning on March 20, 2006 to Carnegie Hall to perform in the Mozart’s Requiem and Bruckner’s Te Deum after he previously appeared on June 12, 2005 at the same Carnegie Hall - Isaac Stern Auditorium, performing the Mozart Requiem and Baker’s Requiem of Psalms with New England Symphony. He began the 2004/05 season in August with the role of Rigoletto in concert in Hudson, NY under the baton of Anton Coppola continuing with Scarpia in Tosca with the New York National Opera in a tour in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut. For the 2003/04 season, Mr. Vasiliu appeared with the South Texas Symphony, performing Orff’s “Carmina Burana” as a last minute replacement for the baritone soloist. In September 2003 he performed the role of Don Pizarro in the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera’s production of Beethoven’s Fidelio, and then Puccini’s Messa di Gloria with the New Dominion Chorale in Alexandria, VA in November. In December 2003, Valentin performed in a concert of operatic arias with the Vermont Symphony in Burlington and the role of Carlo Gerard in the Bob Jones University 2004 production of Giordano’s Andrea Chenier, as well as Alfonso in Donizetti’s La Favorita, with Opera Belcanto in Washington D.C. In June, he played both Stalin and Kutuzow in the world premiere of Raoul at the Goethe Institute in New York. During the 2001/02 season he was re-engaged by the National Opera in Bucharest to perform in their productions of Bizet’s Les Pecheurs de Perles as Nourabad, Mozart’s Don Giovanni as Leporello, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Seviglia as Dr. Bartolo, and in Bizet’s Carmen as Ecamillo. In addition, he sang the roles of Sacristan in Puccini’s Tosca and Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, presented at the Opera Festival in Miskolc, Hungary in June 2002. Other engagements in past seasons include Sacristan in Tosca with the Washington Opera, the Mozart Requiem with The Catholic University at the Kennedy Center, and the four villains in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffman with the Summer Opera Company. He was Raphael in Haydn’s Creation with both the Washington Chamber Symphony at Kennedy Center and New York’s Canterbury Choral Society. He sang Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Alexandria Symphony as well as the role of Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro, with the Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center and Verdi’s Requiem with New Dominion Chorale. Valentin Vasiliu speaks Romanian, English, Italian, French, and German fluently. He is a permanent resident of the U.S, now living in Bucharest, Romania where he continues his work at the National Opera. More information about baritoneValentinVasiliu, at:  Italia and various countries representation by Priscilla Baglioni - Vicolo Manara 9 00044 Frascati Roma, Italia       telephone: +1(917)-605-3974 ; +40727627648 e-mail: ,
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Lohengrin Friedrich of Telramund Immediately Athens Opera Greece 2017
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Sharpless Immediately Romanian National Opera 2017
Beethoven: Fidelio Don Pizarro Immediately Romanian National Opera 2017
Orff: Carmina Burana Baritone Immediately George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra 2017
Mozart: Don Giovanni Leporello 1 week Opera Craiova 2016